WILLS:  1851 - 1910

Dallas County, Iowa

Source:  Dallas County Records, Vol. II compiled by Howard E. Snedden and Barbara A. Snedden, 1972

The will abstracts that follow include all those to be found in Record of Wills, Volumes 1 & 2, Clerk of Court, Dallas County Courthouse, Adel, Iowa


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Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall for Dallas County IAGenWeb, completed August 2013

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HABERER

LASS

KELSEY

FRENCH

ELIZABETH HABERER, of Dallas County.

Will dated 1 May 1903, proven 12 Jan 1910.

To my husband John Haberer all my estate for his lifetime

and then to my dau Emma Lass, $300; remainder to sons

Charley Haberer and John Haberer.

Witnesses:  DeEtte Kelsey, L A French.

HAGERMAN

CRONK

TRIMBLE

MERRYMAN

ISAAC HAGERMAN, of Dallas County, age 68 years.

Will dated 24 Feb 1894, proven 11 Sep 1894.

To my wife Ethelinda Hagerman all my estate during her life-

time and then, to my daus Mary Hagerman and Maggie Cronk,

$50 each; to my son William Hagerman, $50; my two sons

Russell Hagermand and Purley Hagerman the remainder of estate.

Executor:  James Trimble

Witnesses:  James Trimble, John Merryman, both of Adel.

HAIN

CHAPPELEAR

MOODY

F M HAIN, of Dallas County.

Will dated 19 Nov 1892, proven 29 mar 1893.

To my wife Mary J Hain all my estate.  To my father David

Hain 1/2 of the proceeds of my farm in Guthrie County as long

as he lives.

Witnesses:  H A Chappelear, Marion Moody.

HAINES

WILSON

STILES

ELIZABETH A HAINES

Will dated 18 Aug 1887, proven 14 Apr 1891.

To my husband Wm J Haines, 2 1/2 acres of land that I hold deed

for and after his death to Thomson W Wilson.

Witnesses:  Robt F Stiles, Sarah M Stiles.

HAINES

WILSON

STILES

MAULSBY

WM J HAINES, of Union Twp, Dallas County, age 72 years.

Will dated 25 Oct 1887, proven 12 Jan 1892.

To my dau Thamson H Wilson my residence being the NE corner

NW 1/4, Sec 36, T 78 N, R 29 W, 2 1/4 acres.  To my dau Rebecca Ann

Wilson, $500.  Remainder of estate to be divided between two

daus.

Executor:  J E Stiles.

Witnesses:  Robert F Stiles, Irwin Maulsby, both of Redfield.

HAMMOND

PEITZMAN

ROYER

ELLERMAN

ROUTT

PHILIP HAMMOND, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 24 Mar 1905, proven 8 Sep 1905.

My estate in equal shares to my children:  Mary E Hammond,

Amanda Jane Peitzman, Sarah Alice Royer, A L Hammond,

Geo W Hammond and the children of John H Hammond, deceased:

Charles Bert Hammond, Stella May Hammond, Nellie Fay Hammond

and Gertie Bell Hammond.  Mary E Hammond also to receive that

part of E 16 acres N 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec 35, west of the D M & Ft Dodge

R R, all T 80 N, R 27 W.

Executor:  Geo W Hammond, son.

Witnesses:  C F Ellerman, Hiram Routt.

HANLON

O'CONNOLL

LEACH

JOY MILLER

JOHN HANLON, of Adel Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 Jul 1895, proven 9 Nov 1895.

To my dau Ellen Hanlon O'Connoll the NE 1/4 NW 1/4, SEc 31,

T 79 N, R 26 W; to my son James Hanlon, $1000; to my sons

Andrew Hanlon, John Hanlon, Frank Hanlon and dau Mary Hanlon,

$500 each; to the Catholic Church at Dallas Center, $300.

Executor:  S M Leach, of Adel.

Witnesses:  J Lovel Joy, G W Miller, Jennie Leach.

Codicil 17 Jul 1895.

Requests estate to be divided equally.

HARLOW

STUBER

O'FLYING

WALDO

SHORTLEY

MARGARET R HARLOW, of Dallas County.

Will dated 6 Nov 1891, proven 16 Apr 1901.

My estate to be divided between daus Nancy Belle Stuber and 

Mary Ann O'Flying.

Witnesses:  J A Waldo, John Shortley.

HARLOW

SNELL

CROOKS

MARY ELIZABETH HARLOW, of Cass Township, Boone County, Iowa.

Will dated 7 Dec 1895, proven 31 Aug 1910.

To my husband Frank Harlow all my estate.

Witnesses:  J J Snell, Geo W Crooks, both of Boone.

HARMON

DICKER

DIDDY

ARMSTRONG

ANNIE F HARMON, of Redfield, Dallas County.

Will dated 8 Jan 1910, proven 15 Mar 1910.

All my estate to my niece Maud Dicker and her children

Alden Dicker and Ruth Dicker all of Maden, Mass.

Executor:  H E Harmon, Union Township.

Witnesses:  C A Diddy, C C Armstrong.

HARMON

DIDDY

CAVE

STOROR L HARMON, of Redfield, Dallas County.

Will dated 30 Sep 1902, proven 13 Jan 1908.

To my wife Ann F Harmon all my estate for her lifetime.

Mentions property including the S 24 Ft of the S 1/2 W 1/2, Lot 3,

Block 6, Redfield, Haines Addition.  After her death the

homestead goes to my brother Herbert E Harmon.

Witnesses:  C A Diddy, C E Cave.

HARNEY

HAYS

McCORMICK

AYLAND

PATTEE

DALLON

GALL

FAHEY

GAMBLE

HOLMES

CONDON

Rev PJ HARNEY, of Perry, Dallas County, a priest.

Will dated 5 Aug 1886, proven 4 Oct 1887.

To my brother Mathew Harney of Dallas County, the N 1/2 NE 1/4,

Sec 5, T 80 N, R 26 W, also the N 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 5, T 80 N,

R 26 W.  Mentions niece Bridget Hays of Two Mile Borris,

County of Tipperery, Ireland; brother James Harney of

Templemire, Ireland; Anna McCormick of Dallas County; Mary

Ayland; D J Pattee; cousin Kate Dallon; also religious

requests.

Executors:  Rev E Gall, Atlantic, Iowa; William Fahey, Perry

Witnesses:  L D Gamble, H J Holmes, J M Condon.

HARPER

HETHCOT

MOORE

WALSH

CLARK

JAMES HARPER, of the Town of Linn, Dallas County, aged 68 yrs.

Will dated 14 May 1869, proven 7 Jun 1869.

To my Alice Harper all my personal property.  To my son

John Harper, $50.  My other children to receive an equal share

less the amounts shown as received earlier:  Hiram Harper, 45

acres; James M Harper, 160 acres; William Harper, 80 acres;

Mary Hethcot, $100; dau-in-law Elizabeth Harper, widow of

my son Edward Harper, 160 acres.

Executor:  Allen Moore

Witnesses:  Thomas C Walsh, O P Clark.

HARRIS

HANES

ALBERT T HARRIS, of Dallas County.

Will dated Jan 1888, proven 11 Apr 1892.

To my wife Irene O Harris all my estate.

Witnesses:  Scott J Hanes, Edward Harris.

HARRIS

BIGGS

HOLCOMB

BLEZEK

HOYT

WILLIAM A HARRIS, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 26 Jul 1905, proven 27 Mar 1907.

To my wife Emily E Harris the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 15, T 81 N, R 27 W,

80 acres.  Remainder of estate to my children:  Hamden C Harris,

Florence P Biggs, Carrie S Holcomb, Arthur W Harris, Fred

E Harris, Ernest E Harris, Elma G Harris.

Executor:  Fred E Harris, son.

Witnesses:  L A Blezek, H A Hoyt, of Perry.

HARRISON

CLARKE

PORTER

G W HARRISON, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 2 Jan 1902, proven 29 Mar 1902.

My son C E Harrison having received his share is to receive

only $5.  Ada Harrison, dua, having received money for expenses

and education is to receive $300, certain livestock and

furniture.  To son Herbert Harrison livestock and $800.

Residue of estate to dau Mabel Harrison.

Executor:  Mabel Harrison, dau.

Witnesses:  G W Clarke, C M Porter.

HARRISON

MARSH

ADAMS

LEWIS M HARRISON, of Dallas County.

Will dated 5 May 1877, 3 Jun 1878.

To my wife Martha Harrison all my estate for the benefit of

my sons Isaac W Harrison and Frank S Harrison until they

become of age.

Executrix:  Martha Harrison, wife.

Witnesses: J D Marsh, Stephen Adams.

HASTIE

SAYLES

BELFORD

HOYT

BROWN

DAVID HASTIE, of Spring Valley Township, Dallas County.

Will proven 31 Aug 1898.

To my son William James Hastie the S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 18, T 82 N,

R 28 W, Boone County, Iowa.  Remainder of estate to wife

for her lifetime and then converted to cash and divided

as follows among my children:  Robert Hastie, Margaret Jane

Sayles, John Hastie and Katherine Belford, 1/4 each.

Executor:  Robert Hastie, son.

Witnesses:  H A Hoyt, A L Brown, both of Perry.

HAWBAKER

KELLER

SHOEMAN

GOOD

GNAGY

KELLER

EMMERT

HOOVER

CHARLOTTE HAWBAKER, of Grant Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Dec 1907, proven 18 Mar 1908.

To my 11 children:  John M Hawbaker, Anna Keller, Amanda

Shoeman, Daniel L Hawbaker, Jacob N Hawbaker, Katie L Good,

Emmert C Hawbaker, Karrie I Gnagy, Minnie V Gnagy, Lillie M

Hawbaker, Howie W Hawbaker, and the children of my deceased 

dau Mary Elizabeth Keller:  Harry Keller, Jacob Keller,

Levi Keller and Leah Keller.

Executors:  Emmert C Hawbaker, Albert Gnagy.

Witnesses:  S E Emmert, D F Hoover.

HAWORTH

NEWBILL

SMITHSON

BEAVER

FOSTER

GEORGE HAWORTH, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Feb 1883, proven 28 Jan 1884.

To my youngest son John T Haworth, a minor, property in the

SW 1/4, Sec 18 also S 1/2 NW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec 7, 20 acres, T 79 N, R 27 W.

To my wife Mary Haworth, all personal property, all undisposed

real estate and the use and benefit of the home farm where

I now reside.  When she dies the homestead to my children:

Sarah Newbill, Columbus Haworth, Perry Haworth and John T

Haworth.

Witnesses:  Eugene W Smithson, Joseph Beaver, T R Foster.

HAYS

THORNLEY

FRENCH

J J HAYS, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Oct 1902, proven 26 Mar 1907.

To my wife Mary Ann Hays all my estate for her lifetime and

then to our children.

Executor:  Mary Ann Hays, wife; or R H Hays, son.

Witnesses:  S M Thornley, L A French, of Perry.

HAYS

McGAHEY

PHILBRICK

COFFMAN

JAMES HAYS, of Perry, Iowa.

Will dated 23 Nov 1898, proven 3 Jan 1899.

To my wife Maria Hays all my estate for her lifetime and then

to my dau Margaret McGahey of Perry.  To my other children and

heirs I  make no bequest.

Executrix:  Margaret McGahey.

Witnesses:  W F Philbrick, J P Coffman, Perry.

HENNESS

DIBBLE

GOFF

HOYT

NEWTON HENNESS, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 16 Apr 1892, proven 26 Mar 1895.

To my wife Mary Henness 1/2 of all real and personal property

 and the control and management of the remainder.  After her

death the 1/2 interest to be divided between my father Jacob

Henness; Ursula Henness, my mother; George Henness, my

brother; and Nancy Dibble, my sister.

Executor:  Mary Henness, wife.

Witnesses:  H Goff, H A Hoyt, both of Perry.

HERZNER

SHERMAN

MEISKER

POHLE

DORIS HERZNER, of Dexter, Dallas County.

Will dated 3 Jun 1872, proven 17 Sep 1872.

To Anna Herzner, $50; To Anna Sherman, $75; to Maria Sherman,

$75; to Christine Elizabeth Sherman, the balance of all.

Executor:  Edward Meisker

Witnesses:  Ed Meisker, Herman Pohle

HESTER

GILKEY

FISHER

MITCHELL

ROUSH

ROBBERTS

WESTWOOD

LOGAN

ISAAC HESTER, of Van Meter Twp, Dallas County, a farmer.

Will dated 23 Jun 1874, proven 22 Dec 1874.

To my wife Elanor Hester 1/3 of my estate.  To Albert Hester

the son of Levi Hester my son, $100.  To my children:  Sarah

B Gilkey, $100; Pheby R Fisher, $100; Isabel Mitchell

already received her share in farm sold her husband; Eliza

J Roush, $100; William Hester, $100; James F Hester, all

that remains.

Witnesses:  J F Robberts, W F Westwood, A M Logan.

HEWITT

WEISBROOD

FRANCIS

PUGH

LANK

REYNOLDS

L D HEWITT, of Union Twp, Dallas County.

Will dated 17 Dec 1875, proven 15 May 1876.

To Shuah Elizabeth Hewitt to have use of real estate:  NE 1/4 NE 1/4,

Sec 7, and SE 1/4 SE 1/4 and NW 1/4, Lot 7, Sec 6, T 78 N, R 29 W.

Mentions Eliza Jane Weisbrood, Mary Elizabeth Francis,

Thursey Euphama Hewitt, Edith Eloma Hewitt and Willey Orlando

Hewitt.  My wife and mother are buried in the Wiscotta grave 

yard about six feet apart.  I wish to be buried between them.

Requests stone - "I was born 21 Aug 1819,"  Requests stone for

mother inscribed:  Elizabeth, Wife, Hanniah Hewitt, died

12 Oct 1859, age 65y 5m 13d.

Executor:  James Pugh

Witnesses:  J V Lank, J Reynolds.

HIATT

BRIGGS

HUFFORD

WILLIAM P HIATT

Will dated 7 Dec 1880, proven 23 Aug 1881.

All my estate to my wife Media N Hiatt.

Witnesses:  L W Briggs, John W Hufford.

HICKEY

STONER

JOHN HICKEY, of Des Moines Twp, Dallas County, age 60 years.

Will dated 8 Mar 1889, proven 14 May 1889.

To my wife Margaret Hickey all my personal estate consisting

of farming utensils and household furniture.

Witnesses:  D H Stoner, Ingersoll, Iowa; P A Hickey, Granger,

Iowa.

HIGHT

DOCKENDORF

INGRAM

HESS

DEITEILER

HARPEL

MORTIMER

RICHARD HIGHT, of Dallas County.

Will dated 17 May 1902, proven 2 Sep 1902.

To Orral Dockendorf and Don Dockendorf, children of my

deceased da Eva Dockendorf, $1000 each to be held in trust

by my son Clarence Hight.  To my wife Ann Hight 1/3 of my 

estate, the remainder to my 4 living children:  Irene L

Ingram, Minnie Hess, Clarence Hight and Ella Deiteiler.

Executor:  Clarence Hight.

Witnesses:  L V Harpel, W W Mortimer.

HILL

GILL

VIAS

BLIGH

CROSS

JESSE B HILL, of Sugar Grove Twp, Dallas Co, age 63 years.

Will dated 25 Nov 1884, proven 17 Feb 1885.

To my son Edwin Lincoln Hill, Team, harness and wagon.

Remainder of estate to wife Rhoda Ann Hill and after her death

to my four children:  Elizabeth Slocum Gill; Slocum Christopher

Hill, Martha Jane Hill and Edwin Lincoln Hill.

Executor:  Henry Voas

Witnesses:  D C Bligh, Henry Voas, Richard Cross, all of Minburn

HOCKET

GARRETT

OVERTON

HIGHTOWER

BALLARD

KENWORTHY

STEPHEN HOCKET, of Dallas County.

Will dated 4th day of 1st mo 1879, proven 23 Aug 1880.

To my wife Rachel Hocket 9 1/2 acres off the W side of NE 1/4 NE 1/4,

Sec 32, T 78 N, R 28 W, plus the balance of my estate.  After 

her death to my dau Lydia Garret, $600.  To my grandson Thomas

Overton, $100.  Rest of estate to be divided among my heirs

including stepsons Samuel and Joseph Hightower.

Executors:  David Hocket, Samuel Hightower.

Witnesses:  Levi Ballard, Jesse Kenworthy.

HOCKETT

RUSSELL

HOLLOWAY

YOUNG

W S HOCKETT, Linn Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 22nd day of 5 mo 1895, prove 3 Jan 1899.

To my only dau Lidia Russell all my estate for her natural

life and then to her heirs.

Executrix:  Lidia Russell, dau.

Witnesses:  A W Holloway, R W Young, Linden.

HODSON

MACY

SIMCOKE

ARMFIELD

WILLIAM HODSON, of Linn Township, Dallas County, age 75 yrs.

Will dated 14 May 1887, proven 20 Feb 1889.

To my wife Elizabeth Hodson my estate.  To my children:

Rachel Macy, $100; Joseph Hodson, $10; Nathan Holdson, $100;

John C Hodson, $200; Elizabeth Serena Hodson, $1400; and

after my wife's death all my estate to my son James Nelson

Hodson.

Executor:  James Nelson Hodson, son.

Witnesses:  B F Simcoke, J H Armfield, both of Redfield.

HOEYE

GRAVES

LOPER

HATTERMAN

HUTCHENS

PERKINS

COONS

HOMES

JOHN HOEYE, of the Town of Adel, Dallas County, aged 83 yrs.

Will dated 1 Feb 1872, proven 4 Jun 1872.

Executor directed to sell all of property both personal and

real and divide the proceeds amongst my children and grand

children to receive 1/8 share as follows:  son Gordon R Hoeye;

grandchildren of my son Eli Hoeye:  dau Elizabeth Graves, wife

of Edwin R Graves; son Levi Hoeye; dau Sarah Loper, wf of

John W Loper; dau Mary hatterman, wf of James Hatterman;

dau Miranda Hutchens, wf of J D Hutchens; son David Hoeye.

Executor:  J Perkins

Witnesses:  J W Coons, Mary F Homes, both of Adel.

HOEYE

COOK

HUTCHINS

WILLIAM HOEYE, of Boone Township, Dallas County.

Will dated Feb 1891, proven 13 Apr 1891.

To J Valarious Hoeye, $1000.  Remainder of estate to my

brothers and sisters, except the indebtedness of Fernando

D Hoeye, $734, and of James T Hoeye, $243, shall be deducted

from their shares.  To Hester Hoeye the cancellation of her

indebtedness.

Executor:  J Valarioius Hoeye, of Boone Township.

Witnesses:  Sherman M Cook, F M Hutchins, both of Boone Twp.

HOFF

ELLIS

WEAVER

WOOD

BRIGGS

MARTHA HOFF, of the Town of Walnut, Dallas County, age 87 yrs.

Will dated 31 Mar 1890, proven 6 Sep 1892.

To my son Powell D Hoff, $1675, due me on land sold to him

9 Jan 1885, being the S 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, 80

acres, provided that he and his wife Mary A Hoff support me

during the rest of my life.  Remainder of estate to my

children:  William Hoff, John Hoff, Amos Hoff, Nathan T Hoff,

Nathaniel B Hoff, Charles P Hoff, Maria Ellis, Sarah Ann

Weaver and Martha Wood.

Executor:  L W Briggs.

Witnesses:  L W Briggs, of Grant Twp; J C Briggs, L Ellis,

B A Ellis, Media Ellis, L E Briggs all of Walnut Township.

HOFF

WHITMAN

GARFIELD

POWELL HOFF, of Walnut Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 14 May 1869, proven 5 Sep 1870.

To my wife (unnamed) S 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, now

occupied by us as a homestead.  To my sons Nathaniel B and

Charles P Hoff the N 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 1 T 79 N, R 26 W.  My brother

John Hoff to receive the proceeds from the sale of the N 1/2

SW 1/4 and S 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec 1, T 79 N, R 26 W, not to exceed $100.

Executor, John D Whitman.

Witnesses:  Henry W Garfield, John H Hoff, John D Whitman

HOFFSTOT

GUTSHALL

BRIGGS

KNIGHT

EUNICE HOFFSTOT, of Dallas County.

Will dated 20 Sep 1881, proven 16 Jan 1882.

To my step-son Owen Hoffstot a double-set of harness and

a good suit of clothes, including overcoat, being the same

request of late William Hoffstot, my husband.  To my son George

Hoffstot, a colt, double-set of harness and a suit when he

shall be grown.  To my dau Lizzie Estella Hoffstot, $800,

from Life Insurance of my late husb, to be hers when she

becomes of age.

Executor:  Jacob Gutshall

Witnesses:  G C Briggs, Daniel Knight.

HOGAN

KINNEY

NICHOLS

ROSS

PRYOR

KELLEY

ANN HOGAN, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 4 Jun 1895, proven 17 Sep 1895.

To Joseph Hogan, $400; remainder of estate to my brothers

and sisters except my brother John Kinney of New York.

Executor:  Edmund Nichols of Perry.

Witnesses:  A J Ross, D A Pryor, both of Perry.

Codicil added 14 Jun 1895

Executor to retain $100 of my estate to maintain the graves of

myself and husband Patrick Hogan at Des Moines.  To my sister

Bridget Kelley wf of James Kelley of Perry the S 1/3 of Lots

6, 7, & 8, Block 5, Waukee, being my residence.

HOLLOWAY

SMITH

HUNTER

JOHNSON

YOUNG

A W HOLLOWAY, of Linn Township, Dallas County.

will dated 30 Jan 1892, proven 2 Sep 1896.

To my wife Louisa Jane Holloway my estate during her lifetime

and then to my children:  Edward R Holloway, Lewis C Holloway,

Isaac Holloway, Henry M Holloway, Margaret E Smith, Ida B

Hunter, F Holloway.

Executrix:  Louisa Jane Holloway, wife.

Witnesses:  C R Johnson, R W Young, both of Linden.

HOLMES

SHARP

TALBOTT

THOMAS J HOLMES, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 28 Jan 1892, proven 16 Jan 1906.

To my son William T Holmes the ground and buildings of the 

firm T J Homes & Son, Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa.

To Ada N Holmes, Sarah M Holmes and Clara E Holmes, $100

each.  To Charles Holmes, Lewis Holmes and Clara E Holmes,

children of William Holmes, $50 each.  To my little grandson

Hoyt Albert Holmes, 5 shares of bank stock for his education.

To my son Henry J Holmes, my gold watch.  To my son Albert S

Holmes, furniture, portraits, pictures and books.  Remainder

of my estate to my sons Henry J Holmes and Albert S Holmes.

Executor:  William T Holmes, Henry J Holmes, sons.

Witnesses:  W T Sharp, J G Talbott.

Codicil added 10 May 1900 gives homestead in Perry, Lots 5 &

6, Block 30, Croner Willis Avenue & 4th to son Albert S Holmes.

HOLT

CLYDE

COONS

DAVENPORT

FAULKNER

OBERWETTER

VAN FOSSEN

CLARKE

GEORGE W HOLT, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 17 Aug 1906, proven 7 Nov 1906.

To my brother S K Holt, pictures of mother and relatives,

certain household goods and $10,000.  To Mrs Lydia Clyde,

household goods, certain livestock; executor to purchase her

a home in Adel to be hers for her lifetime and then to my

niece Lida Coons.  To nieces Lida Coons and Anna Davenport

certain household goods.  To the Park Commissioners of Adel,

$2000 for park development.  To my nephews Harry Faulkner

and Arthur L Faulkner, $250 each.

Executor:  August Oberwetter, W S Van Fossen.

Witnesses:  G W Clarke, Chas F Clarke.

HOLT

CALDWELL

WILLIAM A HOLT, of Dallas County, age 34 years.

Will dated 1 Sep 1879, proven 31 Aug 1886.

All my estate to my brother Geo W Holt, except my mother Mary

K Holt shall be supported from my estate as long as she lives.

Witnesses:  George Caldwell, John M Caldwell, both of Dallas Co.

HOMAN

MEISKER

WATTS

CONRAD HOMAN, of Dexter, aged 50 years.

Will dated 16 Jun 1883, proven 16 Jun 1883.

To my wife Friederike Homan during her life my estate for

the care of our children:  Richard Homan, Conrad Albert Homan,

Eleanora Homan. Carolina Homan, Matilda Kuniquinde Homan,

Eviline Homan and Oskar Christian Homan.  My farm located in

Piece Twp, Madison Co., Iowa, W 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec 10, T 77 N, R 29 W.

Executrix:  Friederike Homan

Witnesses:  Ed Meisker, James F Watts, both of Dexter.

HOOKS

VAN CLEAVE

ROBERTS

BARR

WILLIAM F HOOKS, of Adams Township, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 Aug 1901, proven 26 Nov 1906.

To dau Mary V VanCleave, Lot 13, Sec 5, T 78 N, R 28 W,

she to pay my son Aaron V Hooks $200.  Residue of estate to

be divided between dau Mary V VanCleave and son Aaron V

Hooks - he already having received $1600.

Executor:  Aaron V Hooks, son.

Witnesses:  Wm Roberts, Robt S Barr, P.O. Adel.

HOOPER

CADWELL

BARR

CHARLES HOOPER, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 3 Nov 1904, proven 20 Mar 1906.

To my wife Elizabeth Hooper all my estate for her lifetime and

then to my children:  George W Hooper, Mary Ann Cadwell,

James Hooper, John H Hooper and Edward C Hooper.

Executrix:  Elizabeth Hooper, wife.

Witnesses:  RS Barr, May E Barr.

HOOPER

COLLINS

McCLUR

MORELAND

SAWDON

RIDGWAY

BRENTON

RICHMOND

NAZARENE

WILLIAM T HOOPER, of Dallas Center, Dallas County.

Will dated 27 Jan 1904, proven 30 Aug 1904.

To my wife Eva Hooper all my estate for her lifetime and

then sold and distributed to my 5 daus:  Malinda C Collins,

Katharine E McClur, Mary Ann Moreland, Ellen Sawdon and

Jennie E Ridgway.  Real estate mentioned:  homestead Lots

1 & 2, Block 26, Dallas Center and other not specified.

Executor:  Clyde E Brenton.

Witnesses:  J A Richmond, E L Nazarene.

HOOPES

USTICK

MELICK

CURL

FERGUSON

BARR

MRS FANNIE G HOOPES

Will undated, proven 21 May 1877.

to John $200 - $100 for monument and $100 to be divided

between Bertie and Fred, their papa to take care of it for

them.  Mentions also:  my mother, Effie, Mother Hoopes, Abner

Ustick, Augusta Melick, Annie Curl, Mary Ferguson, Jennie

Barr, father, and Eugene.  To J M Hoopes 1/2 interest in Lots

1, 2, 3 and 4, Block 41, and N 1/2 of Block 40, in Dallas Center

to be used for the two boys.  I give the homestead to J M

Hoopes.

Witnesses:  Augusta H Melick, S P Melick

HORRIGAN

MURPHY

McDEVITT

CORNELIUS HORRIGAN, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 13 Jul 1889, proven 1 Sep 1909.

To my wife Anna Horrigan all my estate.

Executrix:  Anna Horrigan, wife.

Witnesses:  J W Murphy, D McDevitt, both of Pery.

HOTCHKISS

KILMER

RISSER

SNASHALL

HARROW

SARAH G HOTCHKISS, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 18 Feb 1885, proven 16 Jan 1894.

To my dau-in-law Lucy F Hotchkiss, $200; remainder of estate

to my children:  Ellen M Kilmer, Albert C Hotchkiss, Stella R

Risser, Alice G Snashall, and Mary E Harrow.

Witnesses:  None listed.

HOTCHKISS

KILMER

SNASHALL

HRRON

BARR

PERKINS

WILLIAM D HOTCHKISS, of Adel, Dallas County, age 64 years.

Will dated 6 Nov 1876, proven 11 Feb 1885.

To my son Albert C Hotchkiss and to my four daus:  Ellen M

Kilmer, Alice G Snashall, Mary E Herron and Stella R Hotchkiss,

$5, each.  Remainder of estate to my wife Sarah G Hotchkiss,

and after her death to my children.

Executrix:  Sarah G Hotchkiss, wife.

Witnesses:  Robert S Barr, Jeanette Perkins both of Adel.

HOUGHTALING

DAVENPORT

WHITE

LYDIA HOUGHTALING, of Dallas County.

Will dated 10 Oct 1902, proven 12 Sep 1906.

To my son Martin F Houghtaling, 2/3 of my estate.  To my

husband K F Houghtaling, 1/3 of my estate.  Property includes

the N 1/2 NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 NE 1/4, Sec 24, T 79 N, R 26 W.

Executor:  Martin F Houghtaling, son.

Witnesses:  W F Davenport, Manda Davenport, John B White.

HOUGHTON

SAUM

BROOKINGS

McCALL

JONATHAN HOUGHTON, Dallas County.

Will dated 8 Jul 1900, proven 4 Sep 1900.

To my wife Rebecca Houghton all my estate during her lifetime

and then to my three daughters.

Witnesses:  J B Saum, D J Brookings, A M McCall.

HOVNER

ANDERSON

BREWER

SMITH

GLADYS HOVNER, of DeSoto, Dallas County, age 28 yrs.

Will dated 29 Jan 1902, proven 26 Mar 1902.

To my parents John M Anderson and Manerva E Anderson all

income from town property Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Block 19

DeSoto for their lifetimes.  To my only son William C Hovner

all property I hold at my death.  My father John M Anderson

to be guardian of my son William C Hovner.

Executor:  M W Anderson, brother.

Witnesses:  Martin T Brewer, Maud Anderson Smith, both DeSoto.

HOWELL

HOUGHTELIN

SHOOK

LAMB

HOBBS

NATHAN HOWELL, of Lincoln Twp, Dallas County, age 63 years.

Will dated 29 Mar 1884, proven 22 Sep 1885.

To my widow Mary Howell all my estate, except $100 to Mary

E E Howell.  Previously gave money or its equivalent to my

living children, all over 21 years of age:  Nancy J Houghtelin,

Jasen Howell, Catharine M Shook, Nathan H Howell, Mary E E

Howell and John H Howell.

Executrix:  Mary Howell, wife.

Witnesses:  Wilson B Lamb, Adam F Hobbs.

HUBBS

GRAHAM

GIDDINGS

ALONZO P HUBBS, of Dallas County.

Will dated 25 Nov 1903, proven 20 Aug 1910.

To my wife Bertha J Hubbs all my estate.

Executrix:  Bertha J Hubbs, wife.

Witnesses:  W F Graham, H G Giddings.

HUGHES

MILLS

BEATY

BAUGH

PRYOR

ROBERT S HUGHES, of Adel, Dallas County.

Will dated 7 Feb 1882, proven 9 Aug 1882.

All my estate to my dau Margaret S Hughes of Adel, Iowa.

The remainder of my children:  Mary I Mills of Keokuk Co, 

Iowa; James M Hughes of Fairfield, Iowa; and Robert J Hughes

of Adel, being all settled in life are to receive no interest

in my estate.

Executor:  David Beaty, Waukee, Iowa.

Witnesses:  M H Baugh, W A Pryor.

HUNT

FARNHAM

RUTHERFORD

ERVIN

CARTER

HENRY HUNT, of Adams Township, Dallas County, age 75 years.

Will dated 11 Apr 1906, proven 31 Aug 1909.

Mentions my 8 children:  John William Hunt; Ann Mary Hunt;

Lewis Franklin Hunt; Susan Catharine Farnham, deceased;

Malissa Idora Farnham; Alveretta Barnett, Ada Belle Rutherford;

and Oscar Whinery Hunt.  Mentions Dwight Hunt, oldest son of

Oscar Whinery Hunt.

Executor:  Oscar Whinery Hunt, son.

Witnesses:  B F Ervin, I L Carter, both of DeSoto.

HUNTER

WORKMAN

McLUEN

BROCK

WILLIAM S HUNTER, of Perry, Dallas County.

Will dated 20 Jun 1900, proven 7 Nov 1900.

From the sale of Lot 6, Block 88, Perry to oldest son George

W Hunter, $300; to oldest dau Cora Workman, $300; to youngest

dau Anna Hunter, $500 for watching over and caring for me

the last 5 years, she being 22 years old; to youngest son

Frank W Hunter, $300.  Residue to be divided equally among 

above children.

Executors:  Frank W Hunter, son; William McLuen, Perry.

Witnesses:  William McLuen, J W Brock.

HUSTON

NEWBY

SNYDER

NORTH

NICHOLS

JAMES B HUSTON, of Boone Twp, Dallas County, aged 78 years.

Will dated 25 Jun 1888, proven 23 Feb 1889.

Desire a tombstone similar to that of my wife and children

be erected.  To be buried by my wife in Huston Cemetery at

the SW corner of my farm in Boone Township.  To my dau

Margaret Jane Newby, my clock, looking glass and rocking

chair; to my son David Huston my clothing, bed and bedding;

to my son James P Huston two plows; to my son Geo D Huston

my clothes press and lounge; to my son Fredrick R Huston my

musket; to my son Jonathan W Huston my chairs and the contents

of my desks; to Charles Huston, son of my son Jonathan W

Huston, all my books; remainder of estate to my granddau

Ida Huston, dau of my son David Huston.

Executor:  Jacob Snyder, my friend and neighbor.

Witnesses:  T R North, Edmund Nichols, attorneys, Adel.

HUTCHINS

JOHNSON

STENKER

SIDNEY S HUTCHINS, of Eight Mile Station, Cass Co, Missouri.

Will dated 9 May 1904, proven 3 Sep 1904.

To my wife Luella Hutchins all my estate to do with as she

sees fit.  Any remainder at her death to son Donovan L Hutchins.

My wife Luella Hutchins to be guardian of our son Donovan L

Hutchins, if she is unable, A C Hutchins of Adel, Dallas County,

is to be guardian.

Executrix:  Luella Hutchins, wife, Eight Mile Station, Mo.

Witnesses:  W B Johnson, R O Stenker, both of Eight Mile Station.

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